We have to give a shout-out to the new book “Quirky: The Remarkable Story of the Traits, Foibles, and Genius of Breakthrough Innovators Who Changed the World,by Melissa Schilling.

As described in a  New Yorker review, the book is a collection of brief biographies in which Ms. Schilling gathers “eight titans of STEM—among them Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs, Nikola Tesla, and Benjamin Franklin—and finds that they share a handful of key traits” that make them what Ms. Shilling calls “serial breakthrough innovators.” (Reviewer  also takes a serious look as to whether they were “quirky” per the book’s title?)

(Thanks, as always, to John Riley of Gabriel Books for providing ATG Quirkies)